Trusted Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Stand Up for Teachers

Help for Educators Injured in the Course of their Teaching Duties

Teachers are the lifeblood of our communities. They help us mold our children into responsible adults, listen to our fears and lend us their shoulders to cry on when we need it. It is a well-known fact that most teachers work long hours before and after school, and that they are usually underpaid, despite working in one of the noblest professions there is. They give so much of themselves to us each and every day, and ask little in return.

That is why it is our honor to represent injured teachers in their time of need. The Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers of Larry Pitt & Associates have fought on the side of injured teachers for the last 35 years. We understand the challenges that come with applying for benefits, as well as the unique circumstances which may apply to union and non-union teachers alike. We proudly represent public, private and charter school educators throughout the entire workers’ compensation process, and ensure that your questions are answered while we strive to help you protect yourself and your families.

Unionized Districts, Private Schools and Charter Schools

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) provides that, “active employees in all bargaining units shall be covered by the School District’s workers’ compensation program for injuries or illnesses arising out of the course of employment.” As long as you are employed by a school district and pay into the workers’ compensation fund, you are allowed to claim benefits if you suffer an injury, as per the guidelines of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA).

However, union workers must meet certain requirements in order to do so; for example, in the Philadelphia School District, a teacher who is injured or suffers an illness as the result of a physical assault would have to seek treatment from a panel of physicians approved by the District for 90 days. You would then be granted medical benefits by the PFT’s fund for up to 5 years.

These rules could be vastly different for teachers who work in charter, private or religious educational institutions (as well as though who teach in daycare centers, colleges, universities or trade schools) because their unions, if applicable, would be different. This does not mean you cannot collect workers’ compensation benefits. You would need to bring your school contract into your initial meeting with one of our Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers in order for us to determine if there are any roadblocks to your collecting benefits; from there, we can formulate a plan for moving forward.

Cases We Handle

Larry Pitt & Associates represents teachers in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania who are entitled to workers’ comp benefits. Some of the cases we accept include:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Injuries sustained as a result of a physical assault by another teacher, and administrator, a student or a parent/guardian, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Injuries sustained while engaged in school duties outside of school grounds (such as being hurt on a field trip or at a workshop)
  • Repetitive stress injuries from excessive technology use
  • Slip, trip and falls on school property
  • Strains and sprains of muscles and joints
  • Toxic exposure

We believe in helping those who have nurtured us and our children for so many years. Come see why so many teachers in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania trust Larry Pitt & Associates to protect their rights after they have sustained a serious workplace injury.

Teachers Can Rely On Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

If you are a teacher who has been hurt in a work-related accident or by an act of physical violence, you deserve to know that someone is looking out for you. Larry Pitt & Associates has represented teachers in workers’ compensation hearings and throughout the claims process for more than three decades. To speak with one of our dedicated Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers, please call 1-888-748-8529 or fill out our contact form. We are proud to serve clients in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.

Testimonials

“I am 110% Happy”

Larry Pitt's team is very professional. I am 110% happy with the outcome of mt case.

 

Melissa Yonkers

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Melissa Yonkers

Larry Pitt's team is very professional. I am 110% happy with the outcome of mt case.  

“Very Professional”

Answered or returned calls and emails in a timely fashion. The employees at this firm are working for us the employee, not the employers. Very professional.

Anna Diaz

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2019-01-15T14:51:34+00:00

Anna Diaz

Answered or returned calls and emails in a timely fashion. The employees at this firm are working for us the employee, not the employers. Very professional.

“They Go Above and Beyond”

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

Terri Delaney

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2018-12-10T13:17:05+00:00

Terri Delaney

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

“Best Worker’s Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania”

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

Ryan Hoffman

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2018-11-16T18:57:03+00:00

Ryan Hoffman

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work.

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

D.R., client

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2018-11-16T16:12:21+00:00

D.R., client

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

“Thank you for being so professional..”

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

Annette P. Walls

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2018-11-16T15:51:00+00:00

Annette P. Walls

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

“I want to thank you for your excellent representation”

"I want to thank you for your excellent representation of me and keeping your word. You asked me to hold on and things would be resolved in the Spring, and they were. Ariana’s graduation was beautiful and I was able to give her everything I wanted, including her class ring.

Also and not forgotten, Luba! She was so patient and attentive to me even when I was hysterical. Ha! Ha!"

Dierdre P.

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2018-11-16T15:49:51+00:00

Dierdre P.

"I want to thank you for your excellent representation of me and keeping your word. You asked me to hold on and things would be resolved in the Spring, and they were. Ariana’s graduation was beautiful and I was able to give her everything I wanted, including her class ring. Also and not forgotten, Luba! She was so patient and attentive to me even when I was hysterical. Ha! Ha!"

“Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help!”

"Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help! You have always been there and I feel very comfortable with this Firm. It is wonderful people like you that makes me feel so Proud of Larry Pitt & Associates. Once again Thank You!"

John Rodriguez

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2018-11-16T15:49:08+00:00

John Rodriguez

"Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help! You have always been there and I feel very comfortable with this Firm. It is wonderful people like you that makes me feel so Proud of Larry Pitt & Associates. Once again Thank You!"

“I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me.”

"I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me. I am extremely happy with the outcome-especially since my boss didn't show up at the final hearing. Thanks for your patience and understanding and most of all-compassion. I truly appreciate all your help."

Jennifer Kitz

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2018-11-16T15:48:34+00:00

Jennifer Kitz

"I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me. I am extremely happy with the outcome-especially since my boss didn't show up at the final hearing. Thanks for your patience and understanding and most of all-compassion. I truly appreciate all your help."

“Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships..”

"Peace & blessings to you, sir. With a lot of prayers for you and your family. Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships. Mr. Pitt, I honor ours. Please sir, let’s keep in touch from time to time."

Salin Muhammed

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2018-11-16T15:46:15+00:00

Salin Muhammed

"Peace & blessings to you, sir. With a lot of prayers for you and your family. Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships. Mr. Pitt, I honor ours. Please sir, let’s keep in touch from time to time."
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